What do you get when you combine three amazingly talented Filipinos who excel at rap and hiphop music?
You get Manila Boize.
Manila Boize is a Filipino rap group, with three veteran emcees from Norway, London & Germany. This group has given Pinoy Rap/Tagalog Rap/P-Mix truly a whole new flavor that everyone will dig.
Manila Boize is composed of Kid Cras, Mooniz and Yellow Kid.
London’s pride, Kid Cras, is the founder of Flipcore Clothing which is known for producing the finest chains and merchandise around.
Born in London and raised in Hong Kong for ten years, this rapper started when he was just 15 years old and first recorded music last 2006. His inspirations include Nas, Big L, A Tribe Called Quest and Pharcyde. He started posting videos last 2007 and has gained good feedback for getting thousands of views.
Kid Cras has released two mixtapes last 2006 entitled “Time for a Summer Vacation” and another one in 2007 called “Time for Another.” He has upcoming unreleased tracks with famous Filipino artists.
In addition, Kid Cras produced his brainchild – Flipcore. As a student, Kid Cras took up and loved Fine Arts. Drawing and designing proved to be his strengths as a graffiti artist. It was in 2007 that he envisioned a clothing line that had a different style from the rest. Flipcore means Filipino to the core, basically, being proud of who you are – inside and out.
Though Kid Cras started with “The Three Stars and a Flag” shirts, he wanted to create something different. Flipcore was the first line to make accessories for both boys and girls. This tour is also the arrival of the Flipcore chains to the Philippines and will soon be available in local stores soon.
Former member of P-Collabroz, Mooniz, hails from Germany and truly is someone worth on the lookout for.
Christian Muñiz is a full blooded Filipino, born and raised in Germany. He is better known as Mooniz, a trilingual rapper, songwriter and entertainer.
Started as an underground rapper with the infamous rap Crew TAC and as one half of Do’n'Moon, he never had the intention to put his effort into music to represent his own country.
His career high went through back in 2007 as he teamed up with two Pinoy rappers. They’ve formed the Filipino rap-group based in Germany known as ‘P-Collabroz’ who was produced by Filipino producer Wizdom Beatz.
P-Collabroz is a Filipino rap group from Germany that raps in the German language. They have released a popular Asian rap song called Philippines MVPs, also known as The Pinoy Anthem.
The story of this Pinoy Anthem began when DeeRock Musique (Wizdom and Kid.of.Beatz), produced an instrumental in 2006 for LAD, who wanted to make a track. Wizdom then came up with the idea to make a collaboration track with other Filipino rappers, so he contacted Floribang and Mooniz and asked them, if they wanted to do the collabo-track. They both agreed. And thus the 3 rappers: LAD, Floribang and Mooniz now formed the rap group P-Collaboz and recorded their verses for Philippines MVPs. The chorus was written by Mooniz and the girl singing it is Julie-Ann, Wizdom’s cousin.
In February 2007, P-Collabroz decided to make a music video, which was leaked on YouTube last June 2007. P-Collabroz is very active in the Filipino-Asian Community and has fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Though it didn’t last long with P-Collabroz, their songs are still remembered and are well respected in the Filipino community. Since then, Mooniz never lost his focus of making good music no matter what language it was in. As long as it was hand in hand with the best Asian rap artists in Europe, each track was a sure hit. He knew there was no turning back and eventually found himself as a member of Manila Boize.
Mooniz is also working with German artists such as Tio Timers/G.S.C and is supported by Fresh Bang Studio/G.S.C.
Last but not the least is Kristian Aguja alter ego Yellow Kid. The Filipino comrade, the general, the respected amongst the hated.
YK’s musical influence started from his musician Dad and looks up to Busta Rhyme and Twista. His original Scandinavian style demonstrates his exceptional skills but compares himself to no one.
Began as one of the first battle rappers on “Yahoo’s Rappers Delight” (2002). Formed the former group “Pinoy Glockz Productions” (2004) with comrade Jay-Time (Beatmaker), made a huge buzz with the free internet tracks “Pag-Ibig” & “Ikaw at Ako” (2005). First discography track release on “Lirikong Supremo’s vol.1 – Unang Pahina” (2007).
YK released his indie produced album “Digital Kriminal” (2010), which shows more of his edgy, bouncy. and electro side. He has been featured on several internet channels, newspapers and TV channels around Asia and Europe such as GMA, ABS-CBN, TVNORGE, and more.
Finally, he formed the group and entourage Manila Boize (2010).
The dream team, the superstars from their own country and the best of the three worlds – that’s Manila Boize. Their main goal is to impact people in the biggest way possible.
2011 will be the year of three indie-produced albums namely by YK, Manila Boize, the second YK album & the first Norwegian YK album.
Each of them has a wide history background of works inside Filipino and European music, and is looked upon as admired rappers. All of them have one goal: street credibility and a Filipino heart.
Manila Boize “Kid Cras, Mooniz, Yellow Kid” are coming back to the Philippines, FXCK SWAG the tour, over 300 mixtapes are being given away during this event run, so be sure to catch them live!
Confirmed Dates & Performance Venues!
- July 8th Dolce in Tomas Morato / FRI
- July 9th Circa in Eastwood City, Libis / SAT
- July 13th Guilly’s Island in Tomas Morato / WED
- July 15th Battle of the Beats, Teatrino GH / FRI
- July 16th Eivissa in Tomas Morato / SAT
- July 17th THE OFFICIAL VIDEO LAUNCH OF THE PHH ANTHEM & THE BFE BAR TOUR
- July 19th Lime Gee’s Birthday Bash
- July 20th Manor in Eastwood City, Libis / WED